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January 16, 2018 
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Three Gray Reed Attorneys Pass Board Certification Exam

Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce that three Gray Reed attorneys passed the highly difficult and prestigious Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) exams. Kevin Davidson and Ellie Natenberg are Board Certified in Family Law making all eight of the firm's family law attorneys Board Certified. Brooke Sizer is now the firm's fourth Board Certified attorney in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law.

Davidson focuses his practice on all aspects of family litigation, including divorce proceedings, child custody matters, child support defense and enforcement, modifications, and alternative dispute resolutions. He has represented individuals and corporations in a variety of litigation contexts, including commercial, construction, intellectual property and criminal matters.

Natenberg focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce proceedings, property characterization, valuation and division, child support modifications, modifications of visitation and parental rights, enforcement of court orders, premarital and post-marital agreements, adoptions, and appeals. She began her legal career practicing commercial litigation, which allows her to bring a unique perspective to the practice of family law.  Natenberg has successfully tried cases to verdict and obtained favorable awards in arbitration.

Sizer has experience in both transactional and litigation oil and gas matters. Licensed in Texas and Louisiana, her practice covers all aspects of the oil and gas industry, with an emphasis on exploration and development of oil and gas.  She routinely advises clients on the acquisition, divestiture, exploration, development, production, marketing, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas.  

Gray Reed has a total of 27 Board Certified attorneys across several areas of law including Bankruptcy Law; Civil Law; Estate Planning and Probate Law; Family Law; Health Law; Oil, Gas and Mineral Law; Real Estate Law; and Tax Law. 

TBLS Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 24 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a daylong written examination. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified, attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.

About Gray Reed

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 140 lawyers practicing in Dallas and Houston. Gray Reed offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit